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RP - a Gun Rights Voter’s Dream Come True?

Ron Paul - a Gun Rights Voter’s Dream Come True?

September 10, 2007
http://www.holsterss.com/2007/09/ron-paul-gun-rights-voters-...

Ron Paul is probably the most widely supported presidential candidate by daily internet users. He calls himself a “Constitutionalist” which basically means his policies will adhere to a strict interpretation of the constitution. He’s for a small federal government – deferring most authority to state governments. One of his more bold political stances is his view of the 2nd Amendment (i.e. gun rights). Look at the follow quote from this document - Gun Rights vs. Centralization:

Ron Paul Speaking:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a firm believer in the Second amendment and
an opponent of all federal gun laws. In fact, I have introduced legislation,
the Second Amendment Restoration Act (HR 153), which repeals misguided
federal gun control laws such as the Brady Bill and the assault weapons ban.
I believe the Second amendment is one of the foundations of our
constitutional liberties.”

Think about this for a moment – he’s an opponent of ALL federal gun laws? I wonder how his “Constitutionalist” stance would hold up with state gun laws? He continues in the same document:

Ron Paul Speaking:

“I would remind my fellow supporters of gun rights that using unconstitutional
federal powers to restrict state gun lawsuits makes it more likely those same
powers will be used to restrict our gun rights.”

Here, Ron Paul seems to be urging other representatives to leave individual states alone. This continues to make me wonder how he would react to those state restrictions placed on gun rights and the 2nd Amendment.

The following quote from Restore the Second Amendment might provide additional insight into the way Ron Paul would react to restriction of gun rights by individual states:

Ron Paul Speaking:

“Thomas Jefferson said "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all
power is inherent in the people; ...that it is their right and duty to be at all
times armed." Jefferson, and all of the Founders, would be horrified by the
proliferation of unconstitutional legislation that prevents law-abiding
Americans from exercising their right and duty to keep and bear arms. I hope my
colleagues will join me in upholding the Founders' vision for a free society by
cosponsoring the Second Amendment Restoration Act.”

Notice the Thomas Jefferson quote Ron Paul used regarding gun rights – this is some of the strongest language you’ll find in support of gun rights. Jefferson actually says “it’s their (a citizens) right and duty to be armed.” While you never truly know how a person will act once elected to the office of the presidency – it seems to be a safe assumption that Ron Paul will work hard to protect your gun rights. If gun rights are very important to you – you might consider supporting Ron Paul for president.

E Lawrence Welch

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Ron Paul, Gun Rights & The 2nd Amendment

Ron Paul, Gun Rights & The 2nd Amendment

September 11, 2007
http://www.holsterss.com/2007/09/ron-paul-3-political-positi...

Gun Rights & The 2nd Amendment:

Ron Paul’s constitutionalist positions can further be seen in his political views on gun rights. Personally, he is an avid gun rights supporter. He believes that ALL federal gun laws are illegal. The states should decide on gun rights issues. Examine what he says in this document – Gun Rights vs. Centralization:

Ron Paul Speaking:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a firm believer in the Second amendment and an opponent of all federal gun laws. In fact, I have introduced legislation, the
Second Amendment Restoration Act (HR 153), which repeals misguided federal gun
control laws such as the Brady Bill and the assault weapons ban. I believe the
Second amendment is one of the foundations of our constitutional liberties.”

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"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~~ JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ~~